At the risk of introducing a rather obscure term, “end-gaining” has been on my mind of late. Decades ago, in a previous life (figuratively) I studied a physical training called Alexander Technique. You don’t need to study it in depth to understand one of the core concepts, called end-gaining. The crux is that humans often want to focus on our end goal, instead of focusing on how we attain it. We want to just get through it, to get on to the next thing. In the process, we forget to focus on the present.
In our present moment, as much as we want to see the end of this pandemic, it’s critical to remember that we’re still in it.
I’m beyond grateful to still be in business, and for the support of our community. But being true to our values matters more. Success can be measured in many ways, and while the financial component is a critical part, it’s not what keeps me going, or drives most of my decisions. This year especially, HWGA feels like a community. What’s important to me is that we engage in a meaningful way with you, whether that’s bringing a ray of sunshine with a great find, helping you streamline your closet, or giving your cute dog a cookie at our front door.
Come see us soon! And if you’re wanting a little ray of sunshine to brighten your day and your closet, the shop is full of color.
At the same time, we’re looking for all kinds of designer labels for consignment. Tackle two tasks in one, bring us some Spring & Summer women’s clothing to consign. We’ll review it while you shop!